Why choose an epoxy resin floor over concrete?

Are you looking to lay a brand new floor at your place of work, office, warehouse or factory?

If so, you’re probably stuck between two choices: polished concrete or epoxy resin. 

Which should you choose?

The Changing Needs of Your Flooring

When choosing to install any flooring, you must consider the wear and tear the floor is likely to endure in its lifetime, before any aesthetic value it might have.

Of course, you’d like your new floor to look good, but looking good for most businesses will come as a secondary to function and longevity.

Consider the flooring of high traffic areas that are required to be spotlessly clean, such as hospital corridors, the ability for the flooring type to hold up to this wear, as well as retain its ability to be cleaned thoroughly, is absolutely critical, especially in the times we’re currently living in.

The Advantages of Epoxy Resin Flooring

There are many advantages to installing epoxy resin over concrete flooring.

Although concrete has traditionally been somewhat more popular than resin, resin is fast overtaking that in popularity due to its versatility and strength amongst the many other benefits.

Here are four reasons why you may wish to choose epoxy resin flooring over concrete flooring for your next flooring project.

Chemical Resistance

One of the biggest advantages that customers who have epoxy resin installed find is that the flooring is chemical resistant and easy to clean.

This is especially useful in industries that rely heavily on their flooring being able to cope with spillages like acids, solvents, oils, and other chemicals.

The epoxy resin finish provides a safe barrier between the surface and the underlying concrete which reduces the risk of corrosion.

Very Tough and Durable

Did you know that epoxy resin floors are not only tough but flexible?

This flexibility allows impact resistance and also contributes to the floor’s ability to hold greater weight than concrete, meaning you can stack more stock on the floor without the worry of damage.

Epoxy resin is more durable than polished concrete and will hold up for longer under the same pressures, meaning you will face fewer repair callouts over the floor’s lifetime.

Safer Than Concrete

When a floor is covered with epoxy resin by one of our experts, you can be sure that safety is our top priority, just as it is yours.

Epoxy floors can be cleaned easily with most cleaning products and even pressure washed should it be needed, meaning you can create a hygienic environment for your workforce to work in, which is a vital necessity in today’s world.

On top of that, we’ll help you to ensure that your floors are anti slip, allowing your employees to not only be healthy but also safe while they’re carrying out their work.

Aesthetically Pleasing

We mentioned above that the attractiveness of a floor was the least of your concerns, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a concern!

Epoxy resins come in many finishes, allowing you to get a floor that is not only safe and durable but a floor that looks good too!

Thinking about installing an epoxy resin floor in your place of work?

Give our friendly team a call today and we’ll be happy to talk through your options and make recommendations so that you can find the flooring that is right for you.

To speak with one of our friendly team about your specialist flooring requirements, please get in touch via our ‘Contact Us’ page, or call us on tel: +44 (0)1803 868680

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